Bruno "Kool shen" Lopes

Bruno "Kool shen" Lopes

As if being an icon of French rap music isn’t enough, Kool Shen is also one of the most respected players on the poker tournament circuit. Holder of a World Poker Tour title and a regular at online final tables, this hip-hop star is a worthy member of the most successful poker team in Europe.

Bruno Lopes will forever be known as “Kool Shen” thanks to more than 20 years of success, in particular with the rap group he co-founded: Le Supreme NTM. It was later in life that Kool Shen first tried his hand at poker, discovering a new vocation. In 2008, at the Aviation Club of France, Bruno experienced his first final table in the Paris Poker Open winning €2,300 for 2nd place out of 140 players.

After this impressive performance, Kool Shen became a more and more present face on the circuit, travelling all over the world to play the biggest and best tournaments. Not content to simply be one of the regular “celebrities” playing for fun, Bruno worked hard on his game and began to improve and refine his style. In just his first year on the international circuit, he achieved three cashes in the EPT and two final 18 finishes in the WPT.

Despite his success, Bruno was still searching for his first title. This was the calm before the storm. In 2012, Kool Shen won not one, but two titles in only six months. In January at the Euro Finals of Poker, Bruno battled through the field of 108 and won €100,000 for first place. Not taking any time to relax after his victory, Kool Shen was again in the mix at the World Poker Tour National Series of Cannes in May, where he conquered the 337 other players to earn €108,000. This was not all, as in between his two titles, Bruno had put in a truly impressive performance at the EPT Madrid, finishing 4th and winning his biggest ever cash of €140,000.

Bruno also puts his skills to good use online. He is winner of several major online tournaments such as, XPERT, Galactic and the Main Event, the largest weekly tournament on Winamax.

Bruno Lopes can regularly be found playing on Winamax in many of our great tournaments, recognisable with the table name “Kool Shen”.

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  •      Live tournament accomplishments

    05/2017 Winamax SISMIX Highroller - Marrakech 2nd (465,000MAD)
    04/2017 PS Championship - Monte Carlo 54th (€12,080)
    11/2012 World Poker Tour €3,500 - Mazagan 11th ($10,282)
    09/2012 World Poker Tour – Paris 21st (€16,835)
    07/2012 World Series of Poker Main Event – Las Vegas 468th ($24,808)
    05/2012 World Poker Tour National Series – Cannes Winner(108,000)
    03/2012 European Poker Tour – Madrid 4th (€140,000)
    02/2012 World Poker Tour National Series – Ile Maurice 7th (€12,000)
    01/2012 European Poker Tour – Deauville 73th (€11,000)
    01/2012 Euro Finals of Poker – Paris Winner (100,000)
    06/2011 World Series of Poker $5,000 - Las Vegas 20th ($25,919)
    11/2010 World Poker Tour – Marrakech 15th (€12,973)
    05/2010 World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris 16th (€35,215)
    04/2010 European Poker Tour – Monte Carlo 42th (€30,000)
    04/2010 European Poker Tour – San Remo 169th (€7,500)
    03/2010 Marrakech Poker Open – High Roller 3rd ($36,963)
    04/2009 European Poker Tour – San Remo 75th (€10,300)


  •      Tournament accomplishments on Winamax

    03/2016 MAIN EVENT €150 16th (€2,199)
    02/2013 XTREM €100 2nd (€2,864)
    01/2013 XTREM €100 8th (€1,127)
    10/2012 Winamax Series – Event 1 11th (€1,544)
    12/2011 XPERT €100 6th (€996)
    06/2011 XPERT €100 Winner (€5,821)
    06/2011 Main Event €150 Winner (€23,199)
    06/2011 Le Galactic €100 Winner (€4,694)
    01/2011 XPERT €100 6th (€1,380)
    01/2011 XPERT €100 3rd (€2,733)
    09/2010 XPERT €100 Winner (€3,300)
    09/2010 XPERT €100 2nd (€2,362)
    09/2010 XPERT €100 2nd (€2,385)
    08/2010 XPERT €100 3rd (€1,871)





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